Yamamoto’s Aircraft Wreck
25 February 2012 | Places
The Japanese advance across the Pacific had been turned round at Guadalcanal in the Solomons and the Americans were now advancing north. On 13 April 1943 from his base at Rabaul on the Papua New Guinea island of New Britain, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto set out on a moral...
The Back Door to Bougainville
21 February 2012 | Places
I’ve just travelled up through the Solomon Islands and across to the troubled Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville. You can find various discussions on travelling this route in Thorn Tree.
◄ I started by flying from Brisbane in Australia to Honiara in the Solomo...
16 March 2011 | Transport
I’ve had three tight transfers in recent months, two successfully, one a total failure.
▲ Coming in to Singapore over the Rhiau Islands
• Singapore Changi Airport – inbound from Phuket on Silk Air, out to Melbourne on Singapore Airlines with a crazy tight 50 m...
A Solomon Islands photo album
18 February 2011 | Places
The Solomon Islands – a great place to travel. I started my Solomon circuit with a visit to Uepi Island on the Marovo Lagoon, a beautiful lagoon, interesting islands, fabulous scuba diving, lots of friendly sharks and some huge manta rays.
From Seghe, on the edge of ...
Solomon Islands – Uepi Island
9 February 2011 | Places
I’m making a short trip around the Solomon Islands and then continuing for an even shorter visit to that most unusual Pacific nation, Nauru.
I started by flying Melbourne-Brisbane-Honiara and since I had a very tight connection in Brisbane (and couldn’t get an earl...